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  1. News - Hong Kong - PROPERTY

    Hong Kong house prices 'set to fall by 20pc'

    Posted Nov 30th 2012, 12:00am by SANDY LI AND PAGGIE LEUNG

    ... Sandy Li and Paggie Leung HK flat prices 'need to fall by 20pc' A government housing adviser has forecast Hong Kong home prices should tumble 20 per cent before reaching what he ... by the agency, which tracks prices at 100 mass- and luxury housing estates across the city, recorded its first fall in the past eight weeks after a 15 per cent stamp duty was introduced on companies ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1094197/hong-kong-house-prices-set-fall-20pc
  2. HKMA targeting bank lenders, not housing prices

    Posted Jun 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... combined measures ever' to damp down 'the city's red-hot housing market'. Well, maybe. But in reality, the measures were not aimed at calming the property market. Their real target was Hong Kong's banking system. That's probably just as well, because experience shows these sort of administrative controls have little impact on property prices. After all, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/970509/hkma-targeting-bank-lenders-not-housing-prices
  3. Families in search of rural bliss push up house prices

    Posted Jun 15th 2005, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... Sandy Li Demand for village houses is surging on the back of improved quality and positive market sentiment, with a few selling at prices above those of luxury villas, according ... in private developments in the area and exceeded the highest recorded price of $9,000 per sq ft paid for a village house in 1997. 'As the house sits beside the seafront, you can enjoy fishing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/504461/families-search-rural-bliss-push-house-prices
  4. Housing price releases still lack transparency: minister

    Posted May 31st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Announcing home prices just an hour before the start of internal sales is not enough to increase transparency, the housing chief said yesterday. Michael Suen Ming-yeung's comments came two days after the arrangement was used at an internal sale of flats at a private housing estate in Sheung Shui. The secretary for housing, planning and lands said one hour ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/502659/housing-price-releases-still-lack-transparency-minister
  5. Comment - Letters

    Hong Kong needs more home owners

    Posted Jan 03rd 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... prices. This discontent is not surprising as the lives of many seem to revolve around owning or buying property as a means of wealth creation, and to give them a sense of achievement. Many young ... inequality is getting worse; those with property are set apart from those without. By limiting land supply, the government inflates land prices and increases its revenue. This form of wealth creation ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1118583/hong-kong-needs-more-home-owners
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Leung's loony logic on HK housing

    Posted Aug 27th 2012, 12:00am by Michael Chugani

    ... Michael Chugani says Leung can't fool Hong Kong with his spin on how to make housing affordable- without lowering prices Loony logic About half of Hongkongers live in public housing ... the "have-nots"? Nowhere, actually. Leung's logic of delivering their dream without driving down prices rests on boosting land supply and subsidised housing. But once he made clear he won't ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1022901/leungs-loony-logic-hk-housing
  7. Luxury house on Peak fetches record price

    Posted Jan 10th 2008, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... Yvonne Liu De Monsa, an Indonesian investment fund, bought a luxury house at the Severn 8 on the Peak for HK$55,491 per square foot, betting it will make a gain despite the price setting ... firm bought the house for investment. 'The supply of houses in luxury residential areas is limited. We expect prices of luxury houses to rise 20 per cent in the next 12 months,' he ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/622346/luxury-house-peak-fetches-record-price
  8. Village houses attract more buyers amid rising prices

    Posted Aug 11th 2010, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... Yvonne Liu With property prices in the city rising to their highest levels since 1997, village houses may be a better option for those seeking a better of quality of life but have ... a village house, which is cheaper and has a high efficiency rate of 90 per cent.' In the luxury residential market, the price differential between private housing and village houses ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/721860/village-houses-attract-more-buyers-amid-rising-prices
  9. News - Hong Kong

    Losing the plot: is 'tight' land supply just a myth?

    Posted Nov 09th 2012, 12:00am by Joyce Ng, Yvonne Liu

    ... Joyce Ng and Yvonne Liu joyce.ng@scmp.com While officials blame 'tight' land supply for soaring property prices, developments that could ease the strain on housing are being held back When officials keep on saying property prices are skyrocketing because "land supply is tight", it begs the question: just how much land is there left to build on? The information ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1078057/losing-plot-tight-land-supply-just-myth
  10. HK way ahead of rivals for severely overpriced homes

    Posted Jan 25th 2011, 12:00am by Irene Jay Liu

    ... Angeles, has equalled or exceeded Hong Kong's 'median multiple' (the median house price divided by gross annual median household income) in the seven-year history of the survey. ... with Atlanta, Georgia, the most affordable larger city where the median house price is US$129,000. The number of US homes involved in a mortgage foreclosure filing will climb about 20 per cent in 2011, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/736635/hk-way-ahead-rivals-severely-overpriced-homes

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